A Few Ground Rules
It’s been quite a week here on Play the Advantage.
I went about trying to prove that the Champions League referee screwed up, and woke up the next morning to find myself Bjorn Kuipers’ greatest defender. (I got your back, Bjorn.)
I’m all for open dialogue and chewing the fat, as we say in America, but I do have a few ground rules and I’ve put the comments here on moderation so that we all follow them.
First off, as long as you’re respectful and polite, I will publish your comment, even if I disagree with you. I may get bored responding to you if you keep repeating some version of “Because I said so!”, but I will publish it.
However, if you’re disrespectful, mean-spirited or just downright annoying, I will not. Like a referee adding stoppage time, it’s totally up to my discretion. (See what I did there?)
As for comments directed to me, anything beginning with any form of “you stupid so-and-so” is not going to get published, obviously. Any comment starting “You don’t know anything about football” will likewise be ignored. (It doesn’t take long hanging around this site to know that yeah, actually, I do.)
I’m not exactly thin-skinned, but I’m under no obligation to let you trash me on my own blog. Go do that on your blog.
Finally, I get that not everyone is as universally fond of referees (even Dutch ones) as I am. And I don’t expect everyone to be all nicey-nice all the time.
But if you say anything that feels threatening about a referee and/or their families, do know that I take that seriously. I care more about their safety than your freedom of speech, and I’ll pass threatening messages on to the authorities.
So basically, let’s all be respectful, play nice with others, and don’t run with scissors.